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lil' volunteers watering the soup kitchen garden

It has been a few busy months @ the soup kitchen. We planted and tended a garden, which doubled in size from last year. Big thanks to the compost donation from Kate Zidar & the North Brooklyn Compost Project. Our plants are seriously thriving in the worm-ladden, black gold they gave us! Also, super props to all the local gardeners who sprouted seeds and donated plants–vegetables, trees, & flowers– for this year’s garden. The harvest has just begun but it has been a fruitful start; herbs from the garden have been amazing and the cucumber plants have been producing enough for lots of salads, pickles, and soups.  We are looking forward to harvesting the tomatoes, jalapenos, radishes, fennel, celery, carrots and various herbs until the cool days of October set in. We have a great lil compost baby that looks like it might be taking over the garden with a crop of pumpkins. If you would like to volunteer in the garden, join the facebook group to be plugged into work-days & watering schedules. [There will be a big workday in early November[ stay tuned for details]

Summer is a busy time at the kitchen and we are always looking for extra hands. On Wednesday the kitchen runs from 3pm-9pm & the Food Pantry prep runs from 5-9pm as well. Lend a hand in cooking, serving, cleaning, taking out the trash, mopping floors, unloading vegetables and making bags for the pantry. On Saturdays, volunteers meet at noon to unload vegetables and prep for the upcoming week’s meal. Gardening is also always on the agenda.

Dessert Corps is still running strong, bringing the sweet desserts even in the hot hot heat of the Summer. Email craigskitchen@gmail[dot]com if you can bake for any of the following meals.

  • aug 18: zucchini cake or fruit pie.  NEED 4 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • aug 25: brownies, blondies, or fruit bars. NEED 1 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKER
  • sept 1: pound or angel’s food cake. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 8: fruit buckle or coffee cake. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 15: chocolate cake w/ fruit topping. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 22: zucchini cake or fruit pie. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS
  • sept 29: brownies, blondies or fruit bars. NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEER BAKERS

We have a lot planned for the Fall in terms of fundraising $$ for food & supplies for the upcoming winter. Supper clubs, concerts, brunches, and more. Let us know if you would like to become more involved.


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